I have a new post up at Unplugged Sunday about one of my favorite activities--crafting with kids. I'd love it if you'd stop by and share your ideas about how to make the combination of art and children a peaceful, even meditative one. Or just share your favorite ways to get creative with your kiddos.
See you there!
Monday, October 24, 2011
It also so happens that in our neighborhood, people go to great lengths with their Halloween decorations. I think I've mentioned this before, but it rivals Christmas decorations, and, in some cases, exceeds them. Every time we walk down our street, my little DIY-er three year old says "I want to make that Halloweeny." When I ask what, specifically, she points to a yard and says "all of it."
About half a block down, there are foam jack-o-lanterns wearing some kind of wig-type things, and they top Bojey's list of Hallweenys to make, so I suggested that the chicks add hair to their washed and tidy little pumpkins.
1. Draw a face on the pumpkin with a sharpie.
2. Glue on some sort of hair-like substance.
Yeah, that's pretty much it. My girls used a combination of uncarded wool (from a family friend's farm) and various colors of dyed wool roving. You could also use yarn, string, strips of fabric, cornsilk--anything you can think of, really. I would recommend using a strong glue like Aleene's tacky glue or something similar, since I don't think simple Elmer's school glue will be strong enough.